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Solar is Empowering Women from Coast to Coast

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is bringing its highly successful Women’s Empowerment Series to the West Coast with Women’s Empowerment: Leaders in Solar Energy kicking off in San Francisco on Oct. 20. It comes on the heels of a standing room only event in Washington, D.C., earlier this year.

SEIA Statement on Clean Power Plan Hearing

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit is holding a hearing today on the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan. Following is a statement from Tom Kimbis, interim president of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), on the proceedings:

U.S. Solar Market Adds More Than 2 GW in Q2 2016

Growing 43 percent year over year, the U.S. saw 2,051 megawatts (MW) of solar photovoltaic (PV) installed in the second quarter of 2016. According to GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association’s (SEIA) latest U.S. Solar Market Insight report, this marks the eleventh consecutive quarter in which more than a gigawatt (GW) of PV was installed.

Solar Energy Industries Association CEO Stepping Down After 12 Years of Leadership

Rhone Resch has announced his decision to step down as President and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) on May 31st, 2016. SEIA will name an interim leader and begin the executive search process before his departure.

STREAMLINING THE RESIDENTIAL SOLAR PERMIT PROCESS

With the Governor’s recent call for California to use more renewable energy, the City of Sacramento is making it easier to install small residential solar energy systems by offering an expedited building permit process. ThroughSacramento Streamline, homeowners and contractors are able to apply for a residential solar installation permit and receive approval in three days or less, with most being approved within one day.

Finger Lakes Wine Region to Receive SEIA’s Solar Champion Award

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) today revealed the Finger Lakes Wine Region will be the latest recipient of its prestigious Solar Champion Award – an honor bestowed upon entities or individuals who have helped strengthen solar power in America.

NEWS CENTER Price of Solar Energy in the United States Has Fallen to 5¢/kWh...

Solar energy pricing is at an all-time low, according to a new report released by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). Driven by lower installed costs, improved project performance, and a race to build projects ahead of a reduction in a key federal incentive, utility-scale solar project developers have been negotiating power sales agreements with utilities at prices averaging just 5¢/kWh. These prices reflect receipt of the 30% federal investment tax credit, which is scheduled to decline to 10% after 2016, and would be higher if not for that incentive

Fact Sheet: Continuing to Drive Growth in Solar Energy Across the Country

President Obama and Vice President Biden are committed to promoting smart, simple, low-cost technologies to help America transition to cleaner and more distributed energy sources, help households save on their energy bills, and to address climate change. That is why today, the Administration is announcing more than $120 million to scale up clean energy in 24 states across the country.

SEIA Launches New Finance Initiative to Open Markets and Expand Investment Opportunities

In an effort to open investment and financial innovation – and to focus that capability on historically underserved sectors of the solar economy – the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) today launched the SEIA Finance Initiative

President Announces New Policies to Remove Barriers to Clean Energy Drawing Strong Support from...

In response to the President's planned remarks to expand markets for solar energy and energy efficiency in Las Vegas tonight at Sen. Harry Reid's Clean Energy Summit, Rhone Resch, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) released the following statement

Industry Veteran Joins SEIA As Sr. Director Of Project Finance And Capital Markets

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) announced today that Mike Mendelsohn, an energy industry veteran with 25 years of experience, is the trade association’s new Senior Director of Project Finance and Capital Markets.

PLASKETT APPLAUDS WHITE HOUSE ANNOUNCEMENT TO INCREASE ACCESS TO SOLAR IN LOW-INCOME COMMUNITIES

Virgin Islands Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett expressed her support for a new initiative to increase access to solar energy in low-income communities announced by the White House today.

OPIC to Support 20 MW Jamaican Solar Energy Facility

The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government’s Development Finance Institution, today signed a financing agreement with Content Solar Ltd., solidifying a $47 million OPIC loan to support a 20 megawatt grid-connected solar photovoltaic facility in Clarendon, Jamaica. The project is being developed by Tampa, Fla.-based WRB Enterprises (WRB).

Declining Photovoltaic Module Cost Accelerating the Indian Solar Energy

In an energy-starved country like India, there is tremendous potential for increasing the share of solar energy, as the cost of the solar panels has dropped by a whopping 60-70% during the last couple of years. Even the efficiency of the module has increased by 10-15%.This is easing the pressure on the investment for setting up a solar park infrastructure as more than half of the project cost is associated with procuring of solar PV modules. Further this is boosting the Rooftop solar PV installation, where the grid connectivity is not cost-effective

Bureau of Land Management Approves First Projects within Nevada Solar Energy Zone

As part of an effort to reduce the impacts associated with utility-scale solar development on public lands, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) gave the green light to the first projects within a Solar Energy Zone – an area identified by the agency for solar development. The final environmental review documents were released today for projects at the Dry Lake Solar Energy Zone located in Clark County, outside of Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Future of Energy Looks Bright at Berkeley Lab

Mother Nature makes it happen so effortlessly and efficiently—turning sunlight, water and carbon dioxide into the building blocks for fuel for plants, that is. Now, researchers have a new home to replicate Mother Nature’s mysteries. The Solar Energy Research Center (SERC) opened today at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and will house laboratories and offices devoted to photovoltaic and electro-chemical solar energy systems designed to improve on what plants do and make transportation fuels

Administration Announces Actions To Drive Growth In Solar Energy And Train Workers For Clean-Energy...

The President is committed to addressing climate change and creating jobs by spurring the deployment of clean sources of energy. Since President Obama took office, solar electricity generation has increased 20 fold, doubling last year alone – just as the cost of solar has continued to fall as a result of investments in research and manufacturing innovation. The solar industry is adding jobs 10 times faster than the rest of the economy, creating a source of good paying American employment. To continue progress, the Administration is announcing actions to drive growth in the solar industry while also supporting our veterans.

Secretary Salazar Announces Milestone on McCoy Solar Energy Project, Caps Strong Year for Renewable...

WASHINGTON, DC - December 21, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- As part of President Obama’s all-of-the-above strategy to expand domestic energy production, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today announced the release of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the McCoy Solar Energy Project, a proposed 750-megawatt facility in Riverside County that would be one of the largest solar energy projects on public lands in the California desert.

U.S. REP. RON BARBER WELCOMES $6.5 MILLION IN FUNDING FOR SOLAR RESEARCH AT UNIVERSITY...

TUCSON - September 27, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Rep. Ron Barber today welcomed announcements that the U.S. Department of Energy has awarded $6.5 million in grants to the University of Arizona for solar-energy research.

OCC Newsletter Focuses on National Bank Investments in Solar Energy

WASHINGTON, DC - July 6, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) today published an online newsletter that provides a guide for national banks seeking to invest in solar energy projects under the national bank public welfare investment authority. The on-line newsletter describes how banks have used the public welfare investment authority to invest in funds and other financing vehicles that are structured to pass-through the benefit from the energy investment tax credit to entities such as schools, universities, hospitals, and Federally- subsidized rental housing developments.

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